Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is forcing a vote on the House floor to impeach Democrat President Joe Biden and hold him to account.
The articles offered by Boebert focus on Biden’s handling of immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border.
The move comes on the day that court filings revealed a cushy plea agreement for Hunter Biden over misdemeanor tax offenses and a felony firearm crime.
Congressional Republicans and some Democrats have criticized Biden over his handling of southern border crossings.
Many have frequently opposed efforts to wind down a Trump-era policy known as Title 42, which was lifted last month.
According to Customs and Border Protection, border crossings have fallen from over 10,000 a day to roughly 3,500 a day since Title 42 was ended.
In May, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) introduced impeachment articles against Biden over the administration’s handling of migrant crossings, but the resolution did not require a floor vote, as Boebert’s will.
The procedural tactic Boebert employed was used last week by Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) in an effort to censure and fine Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).
Democrats, along with almost two dozen Republicans, blocked the measure in a floor vote.
“President Biden’s negligence of duty has resulted in the surrender of operational control of the border to the complete and total control of foreign criminal cartels putting the lives of American citizens in jeopardy,” Boebert said on the House floor Tuesday.
Unlike other impeachment efforts, Boebert said, hers uses a procedural tactic that requires the House to hold a floor vote.
“I am bringing my articles of impeachment against Joe Biden to the House Floor in a privileged motion, meaning that every Member of Congress must vote on holding Joe Biden accountable,” Boebert tweeted.
BREAKING: I am bringing my articles of impeachment against Joe Biden to the House Floor in a privileged motion, meaning that every Member of Congress must vote on holding Joe Biden accountable.
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) June 20, 2023
The six-page impeachment resolution argues that Biden has abused his power and is derelict in his duty as president, leading an administration “that has continuously, overtly, and consistently violated Federal immigration law by pursuing an aggressive, open-borders agenda.”
Boebert, who tried to impeach Biden in 2021, accuses him of “purposefully and knowingly” releasing millions of migrants into the U.S. “without the intention or ability to ensure that they appear in immigration court to face asylum or deportation proceedings.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said: “Lauren Boebert offering Articles of Impeachment on the House Floor right now.
“This will force a vote.
“Where does your representative stand?
BREAKING: @laurenboebert offering Articles of Impeachment on the House Floor right now.
This will force a vote.
Where does your representative stand?
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) June 20, 2023